‘Form & Content’ Student Exhibition Opens at Center for Art & Theatre
Georgia Southern University’s Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art presents “Form & Content: An Exhibition of Foundations Student Work.” The work will be on display in the University Gallery at the Center for Art and Theatre from April 4 – 14.
The exhibition highlights exemplary work from students in foundations courses—Drawing I & II, 2D Design, 3D Design, and Art History I & II. A reception and awards ceremony will be, Friday, April 8, from 5-7 p.m.
“Form & Content” was juried by Visiting Assistant Professor Valerie Powell of Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. Powell received her M.F.A. from Washington State University and both a M.A. and B.F.A. from Stephen F. Austin State University. She teaches a range of studio courses and is the coordinator for the SHSU foundations program. In the studio she is most concerned with the intersection between painting and sculpture.
“Foundations courses, as the name implies, are where our studio arts students learn the basics of drawing, design, form and color theory,” said Jason Hoelscher, gallery director and assistant professor in the BFSDoArt. “These courses can be tough, as the students are made to shift from intuitive approaches to art-making to something more formalized and rigorous. The “Form & Content” exhibition really showcases the effort and talent that goes into learning the foundational elements of a career in creativity. Kudos to Valerie Powell for jurying the submissions into a very compelling exhibition, and congratulations to the students for their skills and accomplishments.”
Students selected were Calyn Andersen, Anna Blalock, Rachel Brown, Soeil Collins, Charlynne Crutcher, Zee Doehling, Henriette Ebbessen, Allison Exley, Elaina Frampton, Thyatira Grant, Shelby Head, Jasmyne Johnson, Ryan Lee, Deeanna Lyn, Jessica Macdonald, Tymbre Manning, JD McCarthy, Cassidy McCrea, Jessica Murray, Stefan Olsson, Kayla Parrish, Elise Rustine, Khaleem Shepherd, Sarah Shepherd, Dylan Stembridge, Marion Trainor, Gherri Weekes-Garnette, Krisann Wellington.